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Will Of John Emory

 Transcribed by Harold A. Lloyd

This original will is in the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh, N. C.

In the name of God Amen:  I John Emory of the County of Granville in the State of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing memory and considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:  that is to say

Item 1st I loan to my beloved wife Elizabeth during her natural life a certain parcel of land beginning at my corner in the County line running a North course Woodlief’s line, thence Israel Lloyd’s line to the Road Then N. to the Little Creek, Thence down the said Creek to my other corner Thence along Hackadays & John Woodliff’s line to the county line thence down the county line to the beginning, being the Western portion of my land and including all my houses.  out of my other property She is to have whatever the law allows.

Item 2nd I will unto my daughter Edney C. Mangum twenty dollars in cash.

Item 3rd I will unto my Grand children John H. Chappell, H. R. Chappell & Lucius Emory ten dollars each in cash.

Item 4th It is my will that the remainder of my property of every description be equally divided between H.B. Emory, Eliza J. Mangum, the heirs of Wyatt Emory and John E. Emory, Save one hundred and thirteen dollars and interest on the same from 25th March 1872, Paid by me for him, which I want to go toward said John E Emery’s fourth part of said property.

Item 5th I hereby appoint my son Hinton B. Emory Executor to this my last Will and testament--to execute the same to all intents and purposes. done on this the 7th day of September A.D. 1877.


                                                       John X Emory



Jno P. Beck

J.A.J. Robertson

Recorded and filed June 21, 1881


John’s son Wyatt Emory had died earlier on January 28, 1865 in Wake County, N.C.   A transcript of Wyatt’s will is on the Wake County Genweb site.

After John’s death litigation followed among his heirs.  In the N.C. Archives in Raleigh, N.C. there are copies of pleadings in the following case:  Hinton B. Emory Ex. Of Jno Emory Dec’d vs. Theophilus P. Mangum, Eliza J. Mangum his wife, Louella M. Emory, Mary B. Emory, James R. Loyd & Lenora W. Loyd his wife, Frances E. Perry, John E. Emory, Franklin P. Emory, Elijah Evans and Virginia Evans his wife.


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